National Physical Laboratory

Careers Current Vacancies

See a full list of job vacancies at NPL and how to apply. We offer competitive salaries, a wealth of career opportunities and a wide range of benefits.


This is an excellent opportunity to work on an industry-based manufacturing technology research project, gain an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) and develop leadership skills in preparation for a high-impact, high-technology research career in industry.

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Chief Executive, NPL

Please note: In line with current UK immigration guidelines, the National Physical Laboratory is only able to employ individuals who have an existing right to work in the UK.


A career at NPL is rewarding and challenging. Based in a unique research environment, we offer state-of-the-art laboratories, and competitive salaries.

Excellent benefits include:

  • 27 days holiday
  • stakeholder pension
  • life insurance
  • on-site crèche
  • on-site restaurant
  • childcare vouchers
  • sports and social club
  • bike to hire scheme